Friday, February 28, 2020

That Harlequin Feeling

Today I'm so happy to bring you yet another innovative way Harlequin, the publisher who makes the world go round, does just that. 

Introducing That Harlequin Feeling!

Be sure to click the link below for two FREE e-books!! 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

#GIVEAWAY Showcase Tucker an Eternity Springs novel by Emily March

I know there are a lot of Eternity Springs fans out there so here is #17 Tucker and St. Martin's Press is offering one copy for a #Giveaway.

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Release Date: 2-25-2020

McBrides of Texas #2, Eternity Springs #17


In Eternity Springs: The McBrides of Texas, New York Times bestselling author Emily March presents a brand new arc set in the Lone Star State that features a family-linked trilogy within the author's romantic series.

Hope springs eternal in this enchanting Texas town.

Meet Gillian Thacker. Her business: Bliss Bridal Salon. Her passion: Weddings. Her own wedding: It’s complicated. Life isn’t turning out like she’d planned. The last thing she wants is for a real-life hero to ride to her rescue when an unexpected event puts her entire future in Redemption, Texas, at risk. So what’s a broken-hearted bridal expert to do? Maybe a new set of survival skills is exactly what she needs…

Tucker McBride has been proud to call himself a U.S. Army Ranger. But now that his days of service are over, he’s decided to put his expertise to use by founding a wilderness skills training school. He sets up shop in Redemption, next to Bliss Bridal, and so begins life: Part Two. Marriage has been pretty low on his agenda, but as soon as he meets Gillian, Tucker can’t help but contemplate the ultimate challenge: Convincing the reluctant bride to take his hand and leap into the adventure of a lifetime. . .until death do they part.

“A brilliant writer you’ll love creates a world you’ll never want to leave.”—Susan Mallery, New York Times bestselling author

Enjoy a review by friend and fellow blogger Kathryn at Book Date HERE
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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Showcase Wild Wild Rake by Janna MacGregor St. Martin's Press

Today on the blog I'm showcasing Wild Wild Rake, #6 in the Cavensham Heiresses series by Janna MacGregor a St. Martin's Press new release.

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Release Date: 2-25-2020

The Cavensham Heiresses #6
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound


Wild, Wild Rake, the next sweeping, emotional, witty, and sharp romance in the Cavensham Heiresses series from beloved author Janna MacGregor.

Her first marriage was an epic fail.
Lady Avalon Warwyk never did love her husband. Arrogant, selfish, and cruel, it’s a blessing when she’s widowed and left to raise her son all by herself. Finally, Avalon can live freely and do the work she loves: helping fallen women become businesswomen. She’s lived these past ten years with no desire to remarry—that is, until Mr. Devan Farris comes to town.

Can he convince her to take another chance at happily ever after?
Devan Farris—charming vicar, reputed rake, and the brother of Avalon’s son’s guardian—is reluctantly sent to town to keep tabs on Avalon and her son. Devan wishes he didn’t have to meddle in her affairs; he’s not one to trod on a woman’s independent nature and keen sense of convictions. But she’ll have nothing to do with a vicar with a wild reputation—even though he’s never given his heart and body to another. If only he could find a way to show Avalon who he really is on the inside—a good, true soul looking for its other half. But how can prove that he wants to love and care for her. . .until death do they part?

Praise for the Cavensham Heiresses series

“Full-bodied romance…with intelligence and heart.”—New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell

“Sparkling…MacGregor brings England’s Regency era to life.” —Publishers Weekly

Monday, February 24, 2020

#GIVEAWAY Showcase Death and Betrayal by Seely James a Partners In Crime blog tour

Today on the blog I'm showcasing Seeley James' latest Jacob Stern thriller, Death and Betrayal don't forget to enter the #Giveaway at the end of the post!

Death and Betrayal by Seeley James Banner


Death and Betrayal

by Seeley James

on Tour February 17 - March 20, 2020

Friday, February 21, 2020

#GIVEAWAY Hometown Hero - Interview with Nicole S. Patrick- Havenport RI

Nicole S. Patrick is another of the authors writing the Havenport RI series, her series is contemporary featuring heroes of the military variety. Read our interview and the excerpt from her latest and Nicole is also sponsoring a #Giveaway. See below for deets!

Nicole is offering one e-copy of Hometown Hero
Book 1 in her Havenport series
Open Internationally
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Good Luck!

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Showcase The Protective One by Shelly Shepard Gray

When S&S reached out to me about the newest installment of Shelly's Mennonite Walnut Creek series, The Protective One I knew a lot of my readers would enjoy learning about it.

Publisher: Gallery Books

Release Date: 1-21-2020



From a “skilled storyteller who reminds the reader that faith can help us survive the ups and downs in life” (RT Book Reviews), Shelley Shepard Gray weaves a moving and unforgettable exploration of love and friendship.

The tragic and untimely death of an old friend has made Elizabeth Anne rethink not only her priorities but her courtship with David, her longtime neighbor and suitor. Though he’s Mennonite like herself and has her parents’ approval, she feels that a spark is missing. Desperate for a change, she breaks things off—wondering if, perhaps, she’s the one who’s missing a spark.

When her family becomes upset with her decision, E.A. turns to her friends for support. One of them is Will, a man with a good heart who has always been there for her. As the two bond over their shared struggle to navigate a future that everyone else seems to have figured out, they are surprised to realize that they have feelings for each other.

But E.A.’s world takes a sudden turn when she realizes that she’s not the only one struggling—Marta, one of her sewing students, is in desperate need of protection. With the aid of Will and several other friends, Elizabeth Anne begins a journey that is more difficult and rewarding than she could have ever that ultimately enables her to find everything she’s been searching for.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Audible Review: The Woman On The Orient Express by Lindsay Jane Ashford Narrated by Justine Eyre

I'm an Agatha Christie lover through and through so when I saw the fabulous review for this novel by my good friend Sophia Rose a while ago I didn't waste any time getting a copy of my own.

Publisher: Brillance Audio

Release Date: 9-20-2016

 9 hours 42 minutes
 Audible Purchase
Buy It: Audible


Hoping to make a clean break from a fractured marriage, Agatha Christie boards the Orient Express in disguise. But unlike her famous detective Hercule Poirot, she can't neatly unravel the mysteries she encounters on this fateful journey.

Agatha isn't the only passenger on board with secrets. Her cabinmate Katharine Keeling's first marriage ended in tragedy, propelling her toward a second relationship mired in deceit. Nancy Nelson - newly married but carrying another man's child - is desperate to conceal the pregnancy and teeters on the brink of utter despair. Each woman hides her past from the others, ferociously guarding her secrets. But as the train bound for the Middle East speeds down the track, the parallel courses of their lives shift to intersect - with lasting repercussions.

Filled with evocative imagery, suspense, and emotional complexity, The Woman on the Orient Express explores the bonds of sisterhood forged by shared pain and the power of secrets.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Harlequin's Romance Includes You Mentorship 2020 Winner Announced!


Finding New Voices in Romantic Fiction


2020 Mentorship Recipient
Congratulations to Harlequin’s 2020
Mentorship Recipient, Sera Taíno!

Debut romance author Sera Taíno has been selected for Harlequin’s Romance Includes You Mentorship, an initiative launched in 2019 to reach out to diverse communities of writers and bring more own voices stories to romance readers. Ms. Taíno’s submission for her story, Incomparable, was selected from among 11 finalists and over 160 submissions.
Incomparable is a contemporary romance set in New Jersey that follows a young woman from a Puerto Rican family who thinks she’s met Mr. Right, only to find out his family’s real estate business has plans that could change her beloved community forever. Sera’s Harlequin debut will be published in print and ebook format by Harlequin Special Edition in 2021.

Monday, February 17, 2020

#Giveaway Sophia Rose Reviews- 1932: Pride and Prejudice Revisited by Karen M Cox Blog Tour

Today is The Reading Frenzy's stop on the 1932: Pride and Prejudice Revisited blog tour featuring Sophia Rose's review, some book information and a fab #Giveaway too! So sit back relax take in all the details about the book and the tour, read Sophia Rose's review and don't forget to enter the giveaway.

1932 by Karen M. Cox
Historical Romance
Publisher:  Adalia Street Press
Published:  2.17.20
Pages:  280
Rating: 4.5
Format: eARC
Source:  author
Sellers:  Amazon

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GoodReads Blurb:
“…do anything rather than marry without affection.” —Pride and Prejudice

During the upheaval of the Great Depression, Elizabeth Bennet’s life is torn asunder. Her family’s relocation from the bustle of the big city to a quiet family farm has changed her future, and now, she must build a new life in rural Meryton, Kentucky.

William Darcy suffered family turmoil of his own, but he has settled into a peaceful life at Pemberley, the largest farm in the county. Single, rich, and seemingly content, he remains aloof—immune to any woman’s charms.

Until Elizabeth Bennet moves to town.

As Darcy begins to yearn for something he knows is missing, Elizabeth’s circumstances become more dire. Can the two put aside their pride and prejudices long enough to find their way to each other?

1932, Karen M Cox’s award-winning debut novel, is a matchless variation on Jane Austen’s classic tale.
Winner of the Bronze Independent Publishers Book Award in Romance, 2011

Praise for 1932:
“…1932 is a truly fresh take on this timeless tale.”
" of my favourite Pride & Prejudice inspired novels." - Babblings of a Bookworm

Friday, February 14, 2020

#GIVEAWAY Happily Ever After Interview with Ruth A Casie

I'm so happy to welcome USA bestseller Ruth A Casie to the blog today. She is the author of  anthologies, multiple series in more than one genre and her series set in Havenport Rhode Island is really unique and she's going to tell us all about it.
Plus she's generously offering a #Giveaway.

The Giveaway is for one e-book of
Happily Ever After Havenport #1 Open Internationally

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Showcase: Machiavelli: The Art of Teaching People What To Fear by by PATRICK BOUCHERON Translated by WILLARD WOOD Other Press

Today I'm showcasing another gem from Other Press, Machiavelli: The Art of Teaching People What to Fear by PATRICK BOUCHERON Translated by WILLARD WOOD.  Boucheron looks at this historical maligned figure trying to discern if he was a villain or a visionary or maybe a little of both.

Publisher: Other Press

Release Date: 2-11-2020



In a series of poignant vignettes, a preeminent historian makes a compelling case for Machiavelli as an unjustly maligned figure with valuable political insights that resonate as strongly today as they did in his time.

Whenever a tempestuous period in history begins, Machiavelli is summoned, because he is known as one for philosophizing in dark times. In fact, since his death in 1527, we have never ceased to read him to pull ourselves out of torpors. But what do we really know about this man apart from the term invented by his detractors to refer to that political evil, Machiavellianism?

It was Machiavelli’s luck to be disappointed by every statesman he encountered throughout his life—that was why he had to write The Prince. If the book endeavors to dissociate political action from common morality, the question still remains today, not why, but for whom Machiavelli wrote. For princes, or for those who want to resist them? Is the art of governing to take power or to keep it? And what is “the people?” Can they govern themselves? Beyond cynical advice for the powerful, Machiavelli meditates profoundly on the idea of popular sovereignty, because the people know best who oppresses them.

With verve and a delightful erudition, Patrick Boucheron sheds light on the life and works of this unclassifiable visionary, illustrating how we can continue to use him as a guide in times of crisis.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Showcase Been There Married That by Gigi Levangie

Today I'm so excited to be showcasing Been There Married That, NYT Bestseller Gigi Levangie's latest spectacular satire filled with Hollywood glitz glamor and scandal.

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Release Date: 2-11-2020



When he changes the locks, she changes the rules.

Agnes Murphy Nash is the perfect Hollywood wife – she has the right friends, the right clothes, and even a side career of her own as a writer. Her husband Trevor is a bigshot producer, and from the outside it looks like they’re living a picture-perfect celebrity life, complete with tennis tournaments and lavish parties.

But the job description of a Hollywood wife doesn’t cover divorce, which is the way Agnes’ life is headed after she comes home one day to find her credit cards cancelled and the security passwords to get into her enormous LA home changed. Oh, and there’s a guy there whose job it is to tase her if she tries to enter…which she does.

Needless to say, Agnes’ husband is dead set on making sure she loses big time, but Agnes isn’t the type to just lie down and take it. In a world of fremenies and hot nannies, personal psychics and “skinny” jello shots, Agnes may be losing her husband, but could that mean getting her own life back?

Been There, Married That is a drop-dead hilarious battle of wills that will make you laugh out loud, cringe, and keep turning the pages to see what crazy disaster will happen to Agnes next…and how she’ll rise from the ashes.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Showcase February HQN Special Edition Series - Review The Bartender's Secret by Caro Carson

From Harlequin Special Edition: Believe in love. Overcome obstacles. Find happiness.

Welcome to my February Showcase of the Harlequin Special Edition Series and my review of The Bartender's Secret by Caro Carson 

Friday, February 7, 2020

Showcase The Heartless by David Putnam Bruno Johnson series #7 Oceanview Publishing

Today I'm showcasing #7 in David Putnam's Bruno Johnson series, The Heartless by my favorite mystery indie press Oceanview Publishing. 

Publisher: Oceanview Publishing

Release Date: 2-4-2020

Bruno Johnson #7


Perfect for fans of Robert Crais and John Sandford

Former LA County Deputy Bruno Johnson is now a bailiff in the courts having stepped down from his role on the Violent Crimes Team to spend more time with his daughter, Olivia. Bruno fears his job decision may have come too late when he gets a frantic call to extricate Olivia from a gunpoint situation in a LA gang-infested neighborhood. His desperation escalates when he realizes Louis Barkow, a stone-cold killer awaiting trial, had orchestrated that deadly tableau. When Barkow and three other criminals break out of jail and hit the streets, Bruno is plunged back into violent crime mode. Now, the agenda is personal—Olivia has become a pawn in the desperate chase of this sinister murderer. The walls are caving in on Bruno as violence escalates in his hunt for Barkow and his heart strings are stretched to the breaking point as he struggles to protect his daughter not only from the criminal violence swirling around them, but from Olivia’s own impetuous life choices.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Sophia Rose Reviews: In the Dark by Loreth Anne White narrated by Susan Hanfield

Today on the blog Sophia Rose reviews the audio edition of an Agatha Christie-ish thriller, In The Dark.

In the Dark by Loreth Anne White narrated by Susan Hanfield
Mystery, Thriller
Publisher:  Brilliance Audio
Published:  12.1.19
Time:  14 hours 50 minutes
Rating: 4
Narrator Rating: 5
Format: MP3
Source:  Publisher
Sellers:  AmazonBarnes andNoble
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GoodReads Blurb:
A secluded mountain lodge. The perfect getaway. So remote no one will ever find you.

The promise of a luxury vacation at a secluded wilderness spa has brought together eight lucky guests. But nothing is what they were led to believe. As a fierce storm barrels down and all contact with the outside is cut off, the guests fear that it’s not a getaway. It’s a trap.

Each one has a secret. Each one has something to hide. And now, as darkness closes in, they all have something to fear—including one another.

Alerted to the vanished party of strangers, homicide cop Mason Deniaud and search and rescue expert Callie Sutton must brave the brutal elements of the mountains to find them. But even Mason and Callie have no idea how precious time is. Because the clock is ticking, and one by one, the guests of Forest Shadow Lodge are being hunted. For them, surviving becomes part of a diabolical game.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Dressed For a Dance in the Snow Women's Voices from the Gulag by MONIKA ZGUSTOVA Translated by JULIE JONES

Today's book selection, Dressed For A Dance In The Snow, Women's Voices from the Gulag by MONIKA ZGUSTOVA Translated by JULIE JONES  a brand new release from Other Press takes readers deep inside the Soviet prisons called Gulags where the author interviews nine women survivors of the Stalin labor camps. Yet another book I can't wait to get my hands on. 


Publisher: Other Press

Release Date: 2-4-2020

Buy It: Amazon/B&N/IndieBound


A poignant and unexpectedly inspirational account of women’s suffering and resilience in Stalin’s forced labor camps, diligently transcribed in the kitchens and living rooms of nine survivors.

The pain inflicted by the gulags has cast a long and dark shadow over Soviet-era history. Zgustová’s collection of interviews with former female prisoners not only chronicles the hardships of the camps, but also serves as testament to the power of beauty in face of adversity.

Where one would expect to find stories of hopelessness and despair, Zgustová has unearthed tales of the love, art, and friendship that persisted in times of tragedy. Across the Soviet Union, prisoners are said to have composed and memorized thousands of verses. Galya Sanova, born in a Siberian gulag, remembers reading from a hand-stitched copy of Little Red Riding Hood. Irina Emelyanova passed poems to the male prisoner she had grown to love. In this way, the arts lent an air of humanity to the women’s brutal realities.

These stories, collected in the vein of Svetlana Alexievich’s Nobel Prize-winning oral histories, turn one of the darkest periods of the Soviet era into a song of human perseverance, in a way that reads as an intimate family history.

Monday, February 3, 2020

#GIVEAWAY The Great Witches Baking Show by Nancy Warren Partners In Crime blog tours

The Great Witches Baking Show by Nancy Warren Banner



The Great Witches Baking Show

by Nancy Warren

on Tour February 1-29, 2019


The Great Witches Baking Contest by Nancy Warren
A baker with secrets
Witches in trouble
The cameras are rolling
Ready, set, die.
Poppy Wilkinson is thrilled to be chosen as a contestant on The Great British Baking Contest. As an American with English roots, winning the crown as Britain’s Best Baker would open doors she’s dreamed of. In more ways than one. Appearing on the reality show is her chance to get into Broomewode Hall and uncover the secrets of her past.

But strange things are happening on the show’s set: accusations of sabotage, a black cat that shadows Poppy, suspiciously unsociable residents at Broomewode Hall—and the judges can be real witches.

There are murmurs that Broomewode is an energy vortex. It certainly makes Poppy see and do things that aren’t exactly normal, and seems to draw interesting characters to the neighborhood.

When a fellow contestant dies in mysterious circumstances, Poppy has more to worry about than burned pies and cakes that won’t rise. There’s a murderer on the loose and it’s up to Poppy and her new friends to solve the crime before it becomes a real show-stopper.

From USA Today Bestselling Author Nancy Warren, this delicious series of cozy paranormal mysteries will have you guessing until the end. Includes recipes.

Book Details:

Genre: Culinary Cozy
Published by: Ambleside Publishing
Publication Date: January 15th 2020
Number of Pages: 250
Series: Culinary Cozy #1
Purchase Links: Amazon | Goodreads